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. [laughter] i didn't ask them to ask this question. >> his name is lee -- >> lee edwards. >> lee edwards. >> that's right. >> who is also a biographer, as you are. >> and he's a historian. he's written several histories of the conservative movement. he himself has been a member of the conservative movement, an important person in that. >> jealousy? >> no, it's not jealousy, i can do that. but one thing about mr. edwards being asked to write that review, is that one of the things he takes issue with is i call him from his ghost writer because -- it was thurmond's staffer, former staffer of thurmond who has characterized his work on the book as being ghost writing. i talked to them and after talking to him, i e-mailed mr. edwards and i asked him if i could interview him about his relationship with traffic and what work he did in that kind of thing. and he said it was 40 years ago, yeah, as any entity would be a waste of your time and mine. so my own thing i can do, he was brave enough to read a criticism after the book when it got right. he got a number of things wrong. he quoted goldwater
state chair. and a light leader sheikh -- leadership group. then mr. edward hamberger. and ann schneider. i like to welcome all of the. we appreciate your patience. we have had some lively discussion today. there is a lot of interest in passenger rail service inner- city and high speed. we look forward to your contribution. if you have a lengthy statement that extends beyond five minutes, without objection it will all be considered as part of the record and included in the record. we welcome you. we will now begin and we will start with mitchell behm, the inspector general for rail maritime economic analysis at the department of transportation. >> mr. chairman, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify in the implementation of the nation's high-speed intercity passenger rail program. since we raised concerns in 2010 about fra's ability to meet this challenge, we have seen them make no progress in implementing the program. it is only dispersed through 8% of the funds. due to challenges in completing component of the former as the holder agreements. my testimony will f
, all the way back to 1990. mickey edwards was still in congress then. an eight-term representative from oklahoma, and a formidable leader among conservatives who nonetheless knew how to work with opponents to get things done. he chaired the republican policy committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative heritage foundation, and served as national chairman of the american conservative union. after redistricting by democrats cost him his seat in 1993, he taught at harvard and princeton, became vice president of the aspen institute, and wrote this book: "reclaiming conservatism: how a great american political movement got lost--and how it can find its way back." now he's out with another book, one calling for real, even radical, change: "the parties versus the people: how to turn republicans and democrats into americans." mickey edwards, welcome. >> thanks, bill. it's good to see you again. >> and congratulations on the book, although i can't imagine it's made you the most popular visitor to the house republican caucus. >> not at all. but it wouldn't make me popular in the democrat
the ploughshares fund and then the next hour, congresswoman donna edwards in studio with us. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> bill: dan, what have you got? >> other headlines on this thursday, the hospital in great britain where the pregnant kate middleton was released from this morning is re-examining its security procedures after an embarrassing moment yesterday. a pair of australian radio deejays prank called the hospital posing as the queen and prince charles and inquired as to the duchess' condition and got a full report from a nurse over the phone about her improving health. the hospital apologized for the incident. >> bill: can you imagine? calling up and pretending to be the queen? i can't imagine doing that. can you imagine anybody on the other end of the line actually falling for it? >> did you hear the accent she used? this is the queen. it was so bad. it was like that bad. hello, this is your queen. i would like to know about my granddaughter -- whatever it was. they totally fell for
are here tonight with a national book award winners mary anne hoberman, james carroll, edward ball am victor nebraska, jean valentine, as was a net cord and, robert caro, both of whom are winners of the pulitzer prize. also winners of the pulitzer prize, katherine boo and applebaum, amanda foreman, national book critics circle winner laura and robert. and, finally, dave eggers. and stephen king, recipient of the national book foundation's medal for distinguished contributions to american letters. please join me in recognizing these great american writers. [applause] i would like to thank our financial supporters without him we could not bring you the awards, or our programs. again, i will ask you to hold your applause until i read the list. premier sponsors, barnes & noble, thanks guys, random house, the ford foundation, leadership sponsors, clinton meyer book publishing papers, a division of central national, coral graphics, penguin, and sponsors amazon, google, harper collins, stephen king, and deborah wiley, thank you. [applause] now for something special. i'd like to acknowledge i
' day, february 8 team. the >> president john f. kennedy and senators robert f. kennedy and edward kennedy. the author examines joseph kennedy's careers in business and politics, which included ventures on wall street, hollywood and the founding chairman of the securities and exchange commission. this is a little under an hour. >> thank you all. as i tell my history students -- [inaudible] as i tell my histories of it until i went to choke me, the past is a foreign country. we can visit there, try to learn the customs, translate the language, feel the air, the fragrance, but where foreigners in a strange way. this is true as much of the recent past as it is of colonial america. writing about the recent past is not easy to tailor this time around. first, there were people got to talk to. i was blessed from beginning to end by having fascinating views. i much prefer working for but documents than listening to people, tried to figure out what's real, what's imagined, what they know, what they think they know because someone told them what they think they know, but they don't know at a
edward klein joined booktv at freedom fest to talk about his new york times best selling book "the amateur". he looks critically at president obama before and after he reached the white house. here is what he had to say. >> the book currently on your screen has spent several weeks on the new york times best-seller list, many weeks at number one. "the amateur" has been written by edward klein who is our guest, booktv on c-span2. where did you get a title for this book? >> guest: it came from a meeting bill clinton had in chapel:00, new york, north of new york city where he has a home. this was back in august of 2011. his wife, his daughter and a bunch of friends to meet with him because he had news. he had done a secret poll in 2011 and polls showed if hillary clinton would challenge barack obama for the democratic presidential nomination in 2012, he thought she could win. she was surprised by all this. she said what can i do? secretary of state, i have lunch with the man every thursday. what about loyalty? he said there is no such word as loyalty in politics. he went on to say the
constitutional law professor, kenji yoshino. donna edwards of marylandment senior fellow, bob herbert and jayening off, the former director of consumer insurance oversight at the u.s. department of health and human services. nice to have you all here. >> a long intro for what your job was. your role was to begin the i am plemtation of aca. in certain ways you got the plum part of the job where you get to cover your young people longer and the end of these insurance mandates in certain ways. but this is the hard part. what should we be looking for? >> exchanges, if they're implemented correctly, can for the first time give individuals who have had no bargaining power against insurance companies, the same bargaining power that they would have if they worked for a large business. through these exchanges, 16 million people who haven't been in the market before are going to buy insurance, they're required to buy insurance. a majority of them will be subsidized by the federal government. so what a great opportunity that is for insurance companies and the exchanges if they go to insurance co
written by edward cline, who is our guest on booktv on c-span2. where did you get the title for this book. >> it came from a meeting that bill clinton had in chappaqua new york, north of york city where he has a home. this is back in august 2001. he invited several gas and it showed that he wanted to challenge the president and she is surprised by all this. and she said though, how can i do this, and the secretary of state. i have the ones with the miniver thursday. what about loyalty? and he said, there is no such word as loyalty in politics. he then went on to say that the people. the aaa credit rating of the united states, the barack obama was, in his words, an amateur. i spoke to people at that meeting. when i heard that, i said, that's the perfect title for this book, "the amateur." >> president clinton has denied publicly that he has used that term. >> i will tell you an interesting story. he has denied it, but hillary has told his friends that she suspected that of all people, chelsea had told me about this. now, that's not true. i've never met chelsea clinton. but apparently she h
schlesinger reports one mother thought the pen would be mightier than the sword. >> debra edwards will never forget jun 2, 2009. she discovered her daughter dana clair's lifeless bloody body on her daughter's bathroom floor in the wealthy san antonio neighborhood of alamo heights. >> kneeled on the floor next to her and pushed the towel off of her head. >> dana clair edwards had an mba and worked in the family's construction business. she had been beaten and strange told death. on top of that dana's beloved dog was later found battered to death in a nearby park. >> thanks for coming in. appreciate it. >> absolutely. >> in police interview dana clair's ex-boyfriend 43-year-old thomas ford looked shocked and in grief. >> oh, god. >> but the two had just broken up and that made ford a natural suspect. in the beginning of their investigation police had little to work with, just some grainy surveillance video taken outside dana clair's apartment building showing a vehicle which looked like ford's suv entering and leaving around the time of the murders. but dana clair's mother had followed the inv
over again. erin, you were heavily involved in covering the john edwards trial. what did we learn there? >> well, i think we learned, number one i mean the justice department has had a real mixed record this year and actually the last four years. in john edwards' case he won the battle. he was acquitted on one charge and there was a mistrial on the other, so he walked away but i think he lost the war. so i think we learned more unfortunately, about this particular individual than most of us really wanted to know. and the whole idea of him trying to come back right now, you know, he spent a fortune, maybe his fortune, on this case. he hasn't worked for four years. he's trying to get his law license back to active status. it will be interesting to see what he does next. >> moving forward. >> changed a lot of people's views about politicians, too, and their personal lives. >> it was an astonishing fall from grace. i think when all of a sudden people start peeling back the layers of your life inside a courtroom, it's not the place where you ever want to have that
wanted to talk to you, because i said i would really like to talk to chief edwards, because your town, like newtown, we are hearing the language that you don't expect it to happen, right n a community that people think of as safe in a space, and either religious space or elementary school where you feel safe, and what is your message to the people of newtown this morning dealing with such a similar circumstance? >> first of all the thoughts and players of everybody in the milwaukee area, and au -- oak creek, because i cannot imagine what they are seeing and going through with the loss of the children. but it is one of the things that the community in which you live in and feel safe, and it is a nice community, and very similar community to ours as far size and population, and everything is similar. when something happens in an area that everybody deems is a safe area, whether it is a school or a temple, it is shocking. and it all depends upon the communi community. the community has to get together for support. the grieving process is a different issue, and a different component, and
the king edward vie hospital ii hospital. >>> john mcafee is under arrest in guatemala. the founder of santa clara software company mcafee taken into custody yesterday accused of entering guatemala illegally. mcafee is the person of interest in a murder of a neighbor in belize. he had been in hiding but this week surfaced in guatemala to seek asylum. he says he is the victim of a government conspiracy in belize. >>> i had to leave but the story has to get out. i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the belizian government. now that i'm in a safe place, i can speak freely. >> mcafee still may face deportation though back to belize. >>> the egyptian army now has tanks outside the presidential palace in cairo amid worsening clashes between protestors and supporters of the syrian government. overnight, violence killed five people and injured more than 600 others. mohamed morsi critics began protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself unrestricted power. >>> an norms u.s. official says secretary of state hillary clinton plans to meet with ru
" magazine and congressman jason chaffetz and congresswoman donna edwards. into friday and saturday, there is a depressing sameness to the conversation coming out of each tragedy. >> yes, and our response is always to think is there some defect in the social system or some prompting in the social atmosphere that causes this and, therefore, we assume we can tailor a law to correct the defect. the problem is, the law can do three things. it can deter with severe punishments. of course, we already have lots of deterrents against murder and impede the accesses to public spaces or to weapons or, third, the law can monitor and in some cases confine people who meet the profile of these people. the problem with this is these people are determined, psychotic and often suicidal. it's very difficult to deter someone like that or impede, and then when you come to the question of monitoring confining, you look at the profile. these are often men, young men, young unmarried men, young men who are socially awkward and sometimes young unmarried socially awkward men have been diagnosed or even presc
is costing $1 billion a day. >>> edward glen hayden, managing director and head of global interest rates at morgan stanley, pictured here during his days at goldman sachs is being investigated by commodities and futures regulators. according to "the new york times," the question is whether hayden's trading manipulated the price of treasury futures while he was back at goldman in 2008. >>> news corp. announced the ceo of its uk newspaper operations who took the reins in july of last year is stepping down. >>> swiss banking giant ubs is reportedly close to reaching a $450 million settlement with u.s. and british authorities over an interest rate-rigging scandal that rocked the banking world this year. and on the deal front, delta airlines is said to be in talks for a 49% stake in british carrier virgin atlantic. >>> finally, check this out. the massive toys "r" us store in times square opened sunday morning. it's not going to close again until christmas eve night which means that the store will be open for a marathon of 543 consecutive straight hours. >>> coming up next, a pig causes a thr
known for their skills but also for their shoes. dwayne edwards helped design all their sneakers when he worked as a designer for nike. and now he's giving others a chance to do the exact same thing. cnn's george howell has more. ♪ >> reporter: this is a snapshot of some of the products i've designed over the course of my career. this is the air jordan 21. working at nike, dwayne edwards designed the signature sneaker lines of superstar athletes. carmelo anthony, derek jeter, and his childhood idol, michael jordan. but after 11 years at nike, edwards walked away. >> the industry is close to a $50 billion industry in the u.s. alone. and there is probably a good 3,000 to 4,000 footwear designers in this industry. but people of color are underrepresented. >> reporter: so what you'recome exposure, people knowing about the industry, and also knowing where to go, how to maneuver your way into positions like you had. >> most definitely. if you're asked to do something, you have to do it. >> reporter: that's when this father of two decided to puool his own resources to open a footwear design s
. kennedy and senators robert f. kennedy and edward kennedy. the author examines joseph kennedy's career in business and politics, which included ventures in wall street, hollywood and the founding chairman of the securities and exchange commission. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> thank you, all. delighted to be here. as i tell my history students at the city university of new york in the ph.d. program -- thank you. [laughter] as i tell my history students until they want to choke me the past is a foreign country. we can visit, try to learn the customs and the white smith the fragrances, recoil at the foul odors but we are foreigners in a strange land. this is true as much in the recent past as it is of colonial america or 12th century venice. writing about the recent past is not easy as it is this time around. first there are people you have to talk to. and while i was blessed from beginning to end by having some fascinating people to talk to about joe kennedy including large numbers of committees, i much prefer working from written documents to listening to people talk an
to submit those. >> we'll leave the record open for ten days, so ordered ms. edwards? >> i'm going to yield some of my time to -- >> oh, i'm sorry. >> with that, mr. chairman, i'll yield the rest of my time to mr. denham. >> ideas, and then -- you're recognized, and then we'll go to ms. edwards. >> has the administration taken the position to waive nepa? >> not that i know of. >> have you had decision of it? >> i've had no discussion about it. >> have you had discussions with the governor in the way of sequa? >> no, sir. >> so when the federal government wants to avoid some of the lawsuits, get something done on time, certainly from a state perspective a governor who has decided to waif -- waive nepa to get at&t park done or build a football stadium, i would think that the two parties wanting to get high-speed rail as the number one priority would look at rather than having duplicative regulation and going through nepa that we would try to streamline it at some point so that this 98 flubbing waiting to $68 billion can actually get narrowed down to a specific. do you have any thoughts or com
in this cell phone video. officer edward norton jumping into freezing waters after he spotted a woman who had somehow fallen in. as you look at this, bear in mind, the officer was weighed down the whole time by his bulletproof vest. >> she kept saying stuff like, you know, i can't hold on, i can't hold on. >> she did hold on and they got out of there safely. there is an interesting postscript for the officer. after getting out of the cold water, he got into some hot water with his wife. he lost his wedding ring during the rescue. >>> now, to a moment that one family is calling the best christmas present ever. it happened at the airport in phoenix, arizona, and it's our video of the day. you are looking at a family reuniting with their dog, kane, who had been missing for nine months. they had pretty much given up hope, but then, out of nowhere, they got a call this weekend that kane was found walking along a road in oregon, more than 1,000 miles from his home. he was identified by a microchip that had been implanted and set back home. >>> and finally, our number, as we track santa's your gee a
in america got bad grades in a new crash tests and as edward lawrence reports this morning family cars earn higher marks in crash safety than most luxury sedans in the study. >> reporter: megan lynch's job keeps her on the road. she thought a 2012 prius would be a good investment. >> i was told i would get close to 50 miles a gallon, which would be great going back and forth. >> reporter: but she never thought the prius v would be among the worst performers in a crash test. the institute put 18 mid size family cars through the test, simulating what happens when only the front corner of a car hits another vehicle or object. the institute says one quarter of serious injuries is and deaths in frontal crashes occur in these overall impacts. the survival rate for the driver in the prius v was found to be severely compromised. the side air bag also deployed too late. the country's top-selling mid size car the toyota cam are also got a poor rating. the wheel was shoved into the well on impact. the honda accord and suzuki got good ratings. the institute says 13 of the mid size cars in the test grou
edward kennedy jr. is seriously considering a run for the seat. if kennedy enters the race he may become a favorite who could beat scott brown. >>> $9 million down the tubes. mitt romney was the first non-incumbent president who got federal government money under a law passed by congress in 2010 for preparations for a transition to the white house. that $9 million has been spent on a transition that will never happen. >>> and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now it's time for a holiday tradition around here. and only a matter of days, santa claus will be climbing into a sleigh and traveling all around the world courtesy of eight tiny reindeer. nbc's bob redell is in north pole, alaska, where they are getting set for a big sendoff. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. i got to tell you, those things are a little bit different this year. normally santa's sleigh here in front of his house would already be partially filled with toys. clearly, that is not the case. part of the issue is, the temperature. it is minus -- i'm not kidding here. minus 48 degrees.
edward vii hospital. kate middleton inside, right now. mom-to-be. and lara is there in london, with the very latest this morning. good morning to you, lara. >> good morning to you, josh, from outside buckingham palace. and williams' mother, princess diana, really did set a new standard when it came to raising a future heir. so, what has kate learned from her? we're going to look at that, just ahead. elizabeth? >> all right, lara. thank you so much. >>> first, let's get right to that incredible police dash cam video out of texas. it began as a routine traffic stop until the officers heard a scream from inside the car's trunk. the arrest, the rescue, all of it caught on tape. and abc's john muller has the entire story. >> reporter: this police dash cam video, capturing a routine traffic stop, that's about to become anything but routine. what cops don't know yet, there's a man tied up in that trunk, fearing for his life. that man, 22-year-old shawn bloomer, seen here in his twitter picture. police say these three kidnapped blomer from his job in august. he was beaten and stuffed
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on highly classified mission. it is the third launch of the x 37. last 2 landed the edward air force base this may landing back at the cape. >>> well another glimpse that the future from the san francisco 49ers tonight. the team announced a deal to pack their new santa clara stadium with game changing technology. cooep a explains what that means for fans. >> they say sony will help make the new santa clara stayed automatic lead intercutting edge technology and give fans a unique game day experience. this is just one example of what the global consumer electronic company is bringing to the table or in this case the stadium. 4 k led monitor. this is 84 inch version on display at the sony store in the stanford shopping center. there will be 2500 4 k monitor throughout the new facility giving fans a view that is 4 times higher resolution than standard hd tv e.so you can immanuel those types of display throughout the stadium giving fans replay crabtree tip-toeing on the side line better view of the replay than referee in real time. >>reporter: forty-niner ceo york long said the stadium isn'
eisenhower since chris edwards cato institute. tarp, bailouts, medicare drug plan. expansion of government which again we have not seen since the great society. i don't think reembracing all of that and again becoming the party of big government conservatism is the way to get back in the good gracious of the voters. >> laura: i have great affection for the bush family. they spend every christmas at camp david. they were worried about their secret service and staffers being away from their families. i have great affection for them. i have had my policy differences with the bushes, however. and on this issue of illegal immigration in particular, it's very, i think, attractive for people to say if we only do this, we are going to get the latino vote. matt, when you think about this and really think about it and start playing that game, you are always going to be outbid by democrats saying okay you can bring your grandmother in. you keep going. maybe it's a tonality issue. president bush did make that point. >> everyone thinks if you can check this box somehow we'll get them. right? that's not
, and that is why it was felt at this early stage of the pregnancy that she had to go to the king edward xii's hospital for several days. the prince is delight. no doubt prime ministers of realms from your end of the world to mine will be saying similar in the hours ahead, michael. >> of course, apart from that, everybody loving a prince and princess appropriating, i suppose. the other more political side tv from the royal family's point of view isn't all about succession, is it? >> completely, totally, and utterly. this is about who will be on the throne after william. we go from the queen, who is at the moment, to charles, the prince of wales, to william the duke of cambridge, and after william it will be the child. now, here's the interesting thing. whoever or whatever sex is born, the law that is are now being prom you will gated come to fruition, which it will, whether it's a girl or a boy, they will become monarch. the current rule is, of course, the males first. even if a female is born, if a male is born, knocks the female out of the line of succession. that is going to change. now,
of, you know, john edwards having a mistress and that kind of thing where there is some huge bombshell that, you know, was not seen. >> sarah palin. >> what we found out, reinforced what we thought already. what was some interesting, fresh, new details. mitt romney, always had this tension, howie, in terms of how to talk about his personal life and his faith. we found out his campaign had a mormon document arian follow him around that they cut in 2010. they were concerned it was talking too much about romney's faith. it captured something that we knew are was there. >> you write that president obama stored out of a debate session and he had tensions with the staff who knew he was not up to par and that and joked that romney wasn't human enough to get elected. have you reported either of those things during the campaign, they would have been bombshells. >> that is true. i would like to think they're bo bombshells now, howie. one thing that was interesting in covering both sides of this story t wasn't, it wasn't as close as we thought. the two organization were not really compa
of weight loss programs is also losing executives. this time it's its acting cfo, edward powers, resigning no later than january 4th according to an s.e.c. filing. this comes of course in the wake of the resignation of the firm's prior cfo back in november. again, its shares taking a hit on that news, down almost 13%. simon, back to you. >>> thank you very much. in today's yahoo! finance poll, we asked you one measure of holiday sales indicating the weakest pace of recovery since 2008. what is your take? the vast majority of you, two-thirds almost, saying that uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is holding you back. of course, we saw that in the survey data time and time again. now it may be appearing in the real numbers as we head towards that deadline five days and counting. now let's see what's coming up on "street signs." >>> coming up at the top of this hour, forget the fiscal cliff. we are staring down the barrel of a container cliff as unions are threatening to shut down ports along the eastern seaboard. also, we peer in netflix's christmas eve outage. what does it mean for the compan
morning news. skeptics beware. psychic into tears are here. psychic medium and john edward is back by popular demand and he is john edward is back by popular demand and he is [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >> in sports zeus. the man who gave america a free taco and taco bell by stealing a base in the world series will stay san francisco giants. here is a twitter picture from his wife. angel is celebrating with a $270 bottle of taotomger/ $5 million signing bonus and salaries of 7 million, 9,000,010 million. >> nick lachey has some beef with charger fans. the celebrity tweet it that he was kicked out of the stadium in san diego yesterday and he quilted couldn't be prouder. the singer was they're supporting the cincinnati bengals. he wrote someone turned around and put to their blank in his face, calling him crazy so he re
at the department of education, the children's minister edward. edward, andrew, angela, it's a delight to have you. before we hear from andrew and angela, i call in order to read a message from the prime minister, from yorkshire. [applause] member of the parliament, i'm -- [inaudible] we are -- this is your opportunity to debate -- by more than [inaudible] 260,000 people. -- [inaudible] include -- [inaudible] the children and the people. he has -- [inaudible] to listen to your -- [inaudible] and translate your views to the hard work of government. your meeting today will be young people ato -- the opportunity to debate issues that -- [inaudible] it's a big thing. i wish you the latest -- [inaudible] i look forward to hearing your debates. thank you. [applause] >> thank you for reading that. that is a delight to have the prime minister's support. i now call to say some words to us, the leader of the house of commons. mr. andrew. [applause] >> thank you, mr. speaker. [applause] thank you, mr. speaker. members of the you'll parking lotment, i'm debated to -- that righted to welcome you for the fourth
, including making it possible for us to hire such extraordinary people like steve edwards and been restored and all of the other people -- and ben reeseberg and all the other people. [applause] you have been wondering what i have been doing and i have been wondering what you have been doing. [laughter] >> those who were disappointed by this outcome, the democrats elated by this outcome -- given the conventional wisdom around this campaign, the president's approval ratings that were barely above 50%, often dipping below it, the unemployment around 8%, gdp growth stock of around 2% -- the conventional wisdom was that should -- that this president should not be reelected. as you take a look at what happened two weeks ago, how do you assess this? >> let me just say first that i made a very good living and politics betting against conventional wisdom. it is a general principle of mine that the conventional wisdom is almost always wrong and it was wrong here. it was wrong here because what we often do in political circles and journalism is that we look at what happened in the last election or pas
? >> yes. just hold on, ma'am. >> reporter: the deejays who made that call to prince edward vii hospital learned their show has been canceled. and now, may face charges that their call was illegally recorded. >> shattered, broken. and obviously, personally, i'm -- >> reporter: and in london, saldana's husband and teenage children met with officials. through a british lawmaker, they spoke out for the first time. >> this is a close family. they are devastated by what has happened. they miss her every moment of every day. >> i just wanted to reach out to them and just give them a big hug and say, sorry. i really do. >> reporter: deejays mel greig and mica christian has been suspended indefinitely. in 2009, it was reportedly reprimanded after using a lie detector to get a 14-year-old girl to talk about her sex life. she revealed on-air she had been raped. and after the royal hoax, the station says it has banned phony phone calls altogether. it says it plans to donate a minimum of $500,000 to the saldanha family, george, to help them through this difficult time. >> such a sad story. thank you
for being on booktv. >> from the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel featuring author edward glaeser. it's about an hour, 15. >> good afternoon and thank you very much for coming to this auditorium today. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wbur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wow, that's bob oakes? [laughter] i thought he was taller -- [laughter] i thought he was thinner, i thought he had more hair. [laughter] and, you know, the funny thing is that all those things were true last week. [laughter] let me thank all of you for coming here this afternoon and thank the boston book festival for having us. don't they do a nice job? isn't this a terrific eventsome. >> yes. [applause] >> let's also thank the plymouth rock foundation for sponsoring this particular session and say that without their generosity, it would be hard to put on events like this that add to the cultural life that we all enjoy in this great city. so so thanks to them. [applause] and in a way that's what we're here to talk about thi
until i'm done. let me run through a few people. maryann hobberman, james carol, edward, victor, lily, jean valentine, robert cairo, and are also winners of the pulitzer prize. juneau diaz, katherine, and tracy smith, amanda foreman. national book critic circle wins nora and robert and dave eagers recipient of the literary award and stephen king. please join me in recognizing these great american writers. [applause] i would like to our financial supporters. without whom woe couldn't bring you awards the or programs. i would like you to hold your applause until i've read the list. premier sponsors barnes & noble, ban skies, random house, the ford foundation, leadership sponsors. harper colins, stephen king, debra buy lee, thank you. [applause] [applause] okay, now for something special. i'd like to acknowledge in the audience the winner of the fourth annual innovation in reading prize. funded by the lessening gear foundation. listen to the list and hold your applause until i'm finished. we have 15-year-old lily. she started givingly briers in a homeless shelter where kids can take as m
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